Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 07-11-2017

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Rouhani: Iran welcomes further military cooperation with Pakistan
President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday Iran welcomes expansion of military and defense cooperation with neighboring Pakistan.

Syrian forces find chemical agents in liberated Deir ez-Zor
After taking control of Deir ez-Zor, the last major stronghold of Daesh terrorists in Syria, the government troops have found a vehicle laden with explosives containing chemical agents.

Iran exporting construction engineering techniques to Asian, African states
Both Iran’s neighboring and non-neighboring countries, including the Middle Eastern, East Asian and some African states, are among the importers of Iran’s construction engineering techniques, said the deputy roads and urban development minister.

Texas church shooting kills at least 26
A man with an assault rifle killed at least 26 people and wounded 20 in a rural Texas church during Sunday services, adding the name of Sutherland Springs to the litany of American communities shattered by mass shootings.

Zarif: Saudi Arabia facing results of its ‘wars of aggression’
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Saudi Arabia was blaming Iran for the consequences of its own “wars of aggression” after his Saudi counterpart accused Tehran of threatening regional security.

Trump warns time for ‘patience’ on North Korea is over
The time for “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, US President Donald Trump warned Monday, after winning Japan’s backing for his policy of considering all options to rein in Pyongyang.

Syrian FM: Deir ez-Zor liberation thwarts anti-Syria conspiracy
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said on Monday the liberation of eastern Deir ez-Zour from Daesh terrorists has eliminated schemes plotted against Syria.

Kerry urges Congress to avoid ‘gigantic mistake’ on Iran deal
Former secretary of state John Kerry on Monday warned the US Congress that it would be “extraordinarily dangerous” for it to reject the Iran nuclear deal that he helped broker.

Iran attends UN Convention against Corruption
Iran participated in an international anti-corruption conference in the UN office at Vienna.

Official: Conditions not ripe for Iranians’ Umrah pilgrimage
Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Hamid Mohammadi said that currently conditions are not ripe for the country to resume dispatching nationals to Saudi Arabia’s holy cities for performing the Umrah (minor Hajj) pilgrimage.

Trans-Siberian Express arrives in Tehran
The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, offering the world’s longest train journey, has arrived in the Iranian capital, Tehran, a report said on Monday.


Tehran Times


Lebanon to only consider ‘voluntary’ resignation from Hariri
Lebanese Justice Minister Salim Jreissati says Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister from Saudi Arabia on Saturday, should return to the country and his resignation should be “voluntary” to be formally considered by President Michel Aoun.

Iran calls Saudi-led coalition statement ‘provocative’
The Foreign Ministry on Monday categorically dismissed accusations against Iran by the Saudi-led
coalition fighting against Yemen as “provocative”, “malicious”, “irresponsible” and “destructive”.

IMF forecasts $23.3b GDP growth for Iran in 2017
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest World Economic Outlook predicted that Iran’s gross
domestic product (GDP) will rise $23.3 billion to $427.7 billion in 2017.

Iran, Russia step up ties with first house of commerce
Iran has opened its first house of commerce in Russia, in Astrakhan Oblast in the south of the country.

Arba’een Trekking: A window to spiritual delight
“I have severe backache and too much walking is strictly prohibited for me, however, I attend Arba’een Trekking since I do love Imam Hussein (AS), he is my hero,” a middle-aged women with tearful eyes said in a television interview aired by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Saturday evening, some days before Arba’een, which falls November Tehran Times/ 9 this year.

Kerry: JCPOA had no spirit to be violated
Former U.S. secretary of state John Kerry has condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, stressing that the agreement is working as expected.

Ashton hopes Congress helps Trump to think again about nuclear deal
Catherine Ashton, the former European Union foreign policy chief, has expressed hope that Congress helps U.S. President Donald Trump to think again about the 2015 nuclear deal.

Zarif says visits to S. Arabia prove ‘hazardous’ to region
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that visits by foreign officials to Saudi Arabia
have “proved hazardous to regional health”.

Pakistan army chief meets top Iranian officials
Visiting Pakistani Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday held separate talks with President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces.